【看英文中國郵報學英文】來自德國的Natalis Maximilian Ture目前就讀研究所，當他還是大學生時，即造訪臺灣數次，臺灣山岳之美令他尤其感動。
Natalis Maximilian Ture is a graduate student from Germany who visited Taiwan a few times during his studies.
On his YouTube channel “Laotang老唐,” he shared several beautifully-shot and edited videos that document his hiking journeys in Taiwan.
A video, titled “Mianyuexian — abandoned railway in Alishan Mountain” unveils the mysteriously deserted railway and captured the fascinating views of the primary forest.
Sitting in Alishan National Scenic Area, the 9.26 km Mianyuexian, standing between 2,216 and 2,318 meters, takes you about 7-8 hours to complete the round-trip hike. Some would also finish the hike over two days.
The trail that leads to Shihou starts from the Zhaoping station in Alishan. Heading north toward Shihou, Natalis walked through 21 bridges and 14 tunnels along the way and hiked in the primary forest which consists of cypress trees and Taiwan cedars. As a camera & film production assistant, Natalis spent 2 days and one night filming the astonishing landscapes of the primary forest in Alishan.
Mianyue railway opened to the public in 1915 under Japanese rule and was used to transport Taiwan cypress trees from Mt. Daito. After experiencing the 1999 earthquake and devastating Typhoon Morakot in 2009, the Mianyue railway has yet to been completely restored. It is known as the “Lost railway.”
Through Natalis’ lens, you can be fully immersed in the dreamy forest in fog and feel how horrifying is the collapsed train tunnel.
Natalis’ YouTube Channel : Laotang老唐